Saturday July 26th, 2014

Stage 20Bergerac / Périgueux

Start 10h10 (Local time)

Romain Bardet: "It's really frustrating"

interview26.07.2014Stage 20- Bergerac / Périgueux

Ousted of the top 5 by Tejay Van Garderen by two seconds after a puncture, France's Romain Bardet was extremely frustrated on the finish line.

 “ Three weeks of non-stop work and now this... Everything got broken to pieces with two kilometres to go. It didn't go well today. I didn't have any news until I punctured. That's sport. To miss the podium by two seconds is really frustrating. When you cross the line, it's a maximum effort by everyone. I had never ridden a time trial that long but I think that without my puncture I would have secured my fifth place. I'm in the wheel of Jean-Christophe for whom I have enormous respect.”

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